Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Whisperer; Donato Carrisi

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here's what caught my eye recently...
The Whisperer; Donato Carrisi
Mulholland Books - January 2012
A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm. — The severed arms of five girls who vanished in broad daylight are discovered buried in a clearing in the woods. Alive or dead, the remainder of the girls' bodies are nowhere to be found. Worse still, there is a sixth, yet to be identified.

At first, the case seems simple. A series of clues leads investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler with an attitude problem who is an expert in crimes relating to children, and Goran Gavila, the eerily prescient criminologist who sees deeper into Mila's dark past than any man has before, to a twisted killer. But when they begin to follow the leads for the second missing child, it points in a vastly different direction.

Vasquez and Gavila begin to wonder if they've been brought in to take the fall in a near-hopeless case. Is it all coincidence? Copycats? Or, is there a mastermind of evil behind the killings? And if so, from where is he conducting his symphony of murder?

Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, Gavila and Vasquez find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands....

THE WHISPERER, as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.

19 comments:

  1. I tried this and wasn't very impressed. It is OK, but I wouldn't call it an intelligent thriller. It is just a standard thriller - not in the same league as Larsson. :-(

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  2. Yow! This sounds like it would be very intriguing.

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  3. oh my, that book is right up my alley!

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  4. Oh, I don't know if this one is for me, at least right now! I think it sounds wicked suspenseful, but I worry that it may be too intense for me at this juncture. Still, it sounds like a very interesting book!

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  5. This does sound intense, twisted, and captivating. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I think is sounds pretty darn good!

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  7. I thought that cover looked creepy, and I can see from the description that it's supposed to be.

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  8. OK, I'm intrigued. Will watch for it.

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  9. Wowwwww...I was hooked by the first paragraph of the synopsis! Chills...

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  10. Man, this looks pretty interesting. Perfect for the RIP!

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  11. That sounds like an interesting book, which could give me a serious case of nightmares ;)

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  12. I'm waiting on so many books this fall. I hope they do not disappoint me.

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  13. Holy moly...this one sounds creepy big time...I want to read it!! :D

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  14. Its my first time finding this book. it looks creepy.

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  15. It does sound creepy but I love reading mysteries from overseas. I find both the overt and subtle differences highly entertaining!

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